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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1891. Octavo, xxxvi, 230 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "What was once the most bountiful source of oysters in the world has become nearly exhausted. More than a century ago... scientist and Maryland state official William K. Brooks warned that this day would come. A classical morphologist by training, and one of the Johns Hopkins University's first and most distinguished faculty members, Brooks had "tonged oysters... (Item #5293)
Price: $180.00
The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study. William Keith Brooks.
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Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Octavo, vi, 130, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. James Caird (1816-92) was an agriculturalist and member of the British Parliament, author of English Agriculture, Letters on the Corn Crops, High Farming, and The West of Ireland. This volume was the result of a tour he undertook in 1859 through Canada and the American Midwest. Much of the volume is devoted to Illinois, though... (Item #5292)
Price: $350.00
Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States. James Caird.
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The Borzoi Cook Book.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Octavo, 247 pages. First edition. The book was issued in London in the following year under the title, The Russian Cookbook. Four hundred sixteen recipes, compiled and translated by Princess Alexandre Gagarine, collected from her friends. Batik-decorated lavender and torquoise paper over one-quarter yellow cloth. Slightest rubbing to edges of boards, otherwise fine. In green-printed yellow dust jacket, with some edge chipping. Scarce in... (Item #5295)
Price: $250.00
The Borzoi Cook Book. Princess Alexandre Gagarine.
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The Original Buckeye Cook Book, and practical housekeeping. A compilation of choice and carefully tested recipes. Trade edition.
St. Paul, Minnesota/Chicago: Webb Publishing Co./Trade Supplied by Reilly & Britton Co. 1905. Thick octavo, 689 pages. Illustrations in the text. Later edition. The classic Midwestern cookbook, originally published in Ohio in 1876, and extensively revised in 1890. This extremely popular book went through numerous editions and printings, as documented in the scholarly edition edited by Andrew F. Smith (Ohio State, 2000). In black-decorated, white oil-cloth with soiling and edgewear... (Item #5274)
Price: $120.00
The Original Buckeye Cook Book, and practical housekeeping. A compilation of choice and carefully tested recipes. Trade edition. Estelle Woods Wilcox, compiler.